Only if I turn my screen on full brightness and try really really hard, the blue at the top of the left picture turns into a kind of light blue which is maybe close-ish to white-ish blue, and the black into a maybe gold-ish dark brown.
Post by Terry Craig on Feb 27, 2015 7:45:55 GMT -5
The confusion seems to be caused just by the crappiness of the photo's quality. It's almost like people arguing about a picture where someone looks like they have red eyes; most people know they weren't red in reality, but that's what they look like on the picture.
The dress is supposedly blue&black in real life; if that's true then in the photo it is just overexposed to the point of it being impossible to tell. There's no trace of black, only a golden brown. The blue part is (for me) visibly a light blue, but because of the highly ambiguous lighting, I interpret it to be white in reality (outside the picture) having been given its blue-ish tint by the surroundings and camera sensor. It's interesting that the perception supposedly alternates for some people though.
Note that other, better photos of the dress are not being disputed; everybody sees it as black&blue.
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Post by Michelle Denouement on Feb 27, 2015 8:30:52 GMT -5
I have f.lux on my computer (it adjusts the color temperature of the screen throughout the day and night). At night, it's gold and white. During the day, it's blue and black. The OP of the dress post has been getting phone calls and emails from media outlets. Her blog is mostly a fan blog for Sarah Weichel, the manager of several YouTubers, most notably Hannah Hart. Sarah's also been getting a lot of phone calls and emails.